WGI International Checklist of
Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars
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1) Cultivar Name:
Nymphaea ‘Pink Velvet’
2) Hardy or tropical: Hardy 3) Day or night bloomer: Daybloomer
4) Originator: Han D. Sou 5) Year of origin: pre-1995
Address: Removed to protect privacy
7) Nominant (Named by): John Sou
(if different from above): NSW,
9) Introducer: John Sou
10) Address (if different from above):
11) Applicant: John Sou
12) Address (if different from above):
13) Phone: 14) Fax: 15) Email: Removed to protect privacy
16) As far as you know, has this name been published in a dated publication together with a description?
17) If yes to 16, give details of the earliest publication (title, date, publisher, etc.):
The Names of Waterlilies 2002 Knotts
18) Has this cultivar been granted Patent or Plant Breeders' Rights, or is it being sold under a trade designation other than the name used here? No
19) If yes to any of the above, please give details:
20) Has a Standard been deposited in a recognized herbarium? No
21) If yes, please give details (where, when deposited, etc.):
ABOUT THE PLANT
Parentage: Seed (maternal) parent: Unknown
Pollen (paternal) parent: Unknown
Please give following dimensions in centimeters
Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Initially cup, then stellate with long narrow petals.
Diameter: Approx. 10 cm (when fully opened). Size varies depending on depth of planting
Sepal color, exterior: Olive green, sometimes with medium pink stripe on edges similar to those of the outer petals.
Sepal color, interior: Dark musky pink
Sepal number: 4
Petal color: Musky pink. Outer petals are sometimes lined with thin dark pink colour on petal edge.
Petal colour tends to be lighter colour the 1st season of transplanting.
Petal number: Approx. 27
Anther color: Deep yellow
Tip color: Yellow
Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Green
Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? Yes, moderately
Fragrant? Deliciously sweet
Height above water: 0-1 cm.
Leaves: Shape: Nearly round, wider than long
Length x width: 13 x 16 cm.
Color, top: Initially dark bronze-purple then fades to green with age.
Green star where petiole joins leaf.
Color, underside: Reddish
Petiole (leaf stem) color: Green
Petiole pubescent? Slightly
Spread of plant (diameter): 50 cm.
What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ?
N. ‘Rose Arey’ but with darker sepal and the compact growth that is somewhat similar to that of N. ‘Perry’s Baby Red’. This information is based on observations from a specimen growing in a tub.
Unusual characteristics or comments: The leaves stay mostly dark purple early in the season. During mid and late season, the leaves with age to green.